Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
2-min read

Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's Son Abhishek Charged with Cheating in Chit Fund Scam

Along with Abhishek Singh, former BJP MP Madhusudan Yadav and Congress leader Naresh Dakaliya, 17 directors and core committee members of the Anmol India Company have been booked.

PTI

Updated:June 19, 2019, 8:26 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's Son Abhishek Charged with Cheating in Chit Fund Scam
Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh's son Abhishek. (Image: Twitter)
Loading...

Ambikapur: A case has been registered against former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh, a former MP, and 19 others on the charge of cheating in connection with an alleged chit fund scam in Surguja district of the state, police said Tuesday.

Former BJP MP Madhusudan Yadav and Congress leader Naresh Dakaliya have also been booked in the case.

Abhishek, Yadav and Dakaliya had allegedly acted as star campaigners for the company, which functioned in various districts of the state before shutting its operations during the year 2016.

Nobody is arrested in the case so far.

"Apart from Abhishek, Yadav and Dakaliya, 17 directors and core committee members of the Anmol India Company were booked Monday at Ambikapur City Kotwali police station on a complaint lodged by an investor-cum-agent Prem Sagar Gupta (67)," said Inspector General of Police (Surguja range) KC Agrawal.

Gupta had filed a petition in a local court earlier alleging that police had failed to act on his complaint against those allegedly involved in the scam, he said, adding that the court last month ordered police to investigate the matter and submit a final report.

On the direction of the court, all the 20 accused were booked under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the Chhattisgarh Protection of Depositors Interest Act 2005, the IG said.

He said some FIRs were already lodged in connection with the chit fund scam in which several people lost their hard-earned money in Surguja district.

The IG said all the cases would be probed in a centralised manner by a special team.

Another police official said seven accused--Md Javed Memon, Sapura Memon, Md Junaid Memon, Nilofar Bano, Md Khalid Memon, Nadiya Bano and Hajiumar Memon--are natives of Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra.

He said Faitma Bano and Hamid Memon, who hail from Raipur, and Sibu Khan of Rajnandgaon were directors of the company.

Seven other accused, who are natives of various districts in Chhattisgarh, were working as core committee members of the company in the state and were engaged in running a publicity campaign to attract investors, the official said.

Abhishek, Yadav, also a former MP from Rajnandgaon, and Dakaliya, a former Mayor of Rajnandgaon, had allegedly acted as star campaigners for the company which functioned in various districts of the state since 2008, he added.

"As per the complaint, the three star campaigners did publicity for the company and convinced people to invest," he said.

In his complaint, Gupta, a native of Ambikapur, had alleged that the company embezzled the amount of Rs 98,876 which he had deposited in the firm after selling out his property, the official said.

The company had assured the investors to double their money within a few months, but no benefit was provided to investors, the official said quoting the complaint.

He said the company instead shut its operations in 2016, cheating the investors of several lakh rupees.

Meanwhile, Abhishek denied having any connection with the company.

"I never had any connection with the Company. The matter will not stand in the court," he told PTI.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results